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Walking, 'talking' drilling rigs aim to modernize fracking

The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.  

EIA: Railroads expected to take on more LNG

Railroad sector expected to switch from diesel to LNG as U.S. gas reserves grow, EIA says.  

Shell to discuss possible shale gas plant

Shell Chemical LP plans to hold meetings in western Pennsylvania to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant there.  

Chesco calls for more pipeline information from state

Residents and local and county officials made the case Thursday for improved information sharing among residents, municipalities, and pipeline companies in front of a state committee that gives recommendations to the General Assembly on conservation issues.  

DEP issues Chevron nine citations in fatal gas well blast

For two days after a Marcellus Shale natural gas well exploded in flames in Greene County, the well owner, Chevron Corp., refused to allow state investigators onto the property, in violation of oil and gas laws, the state said Thursday.  

Community officials worry enacting Pa. shale gas tax will diminish impact fee revenue

A push in Harrisburg to enact a tax on companies pulling natural gas and oil from Pennsylvania shale has some community leaders worried about losing the pipeline of impact fee money flowing to townships and counties.  

Pa. Law on Spills More Strict Than Ohio, W.Va.

When it comes to containing spills at natural gas drilling operations, Pennsylvania requires much more of companies operating within its borders than its neighbors in West Virginia and Ohio.  

Court blocks use of eminent domain on pipeline to pass through Lancaster County

York County landowners affected by the same proposed Marcellus Shale pipeline that would run through Clay and West Cocalico townships in Lancaster County have won a court battle blocking Sunoco Logistics from condemning their land.